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Latest benefit figures show the percentage of the working-age population receiving a main benefit remains the same as it was a year ago, Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni said today.

Minister of Social Development Carmel Sepuloni welcomed the release today of the thirteenth Household Incomes Report and the complementary Material Wellbeing report.

The Household Incomes Report shows:

The Government is developing a new Action Plan that will provide better support for over 430,000 New Zealanders who care for friends or family because of a health condition, injury or disability, Minister of Social Development Carmel Sepuloni announced today.

The Welfare Expert Advisory Group will be undertaking a six week consultation on the future of the welfare system from September 27th.

Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni is pleased to announce that the Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill has had its third reading and will soon become law.

New research shows that about half of all of the people who left the benefit system following the 2012/2013 welfare reforms were back on the benefit within 18 months highlighting the need for investment in the regions, higher education, and apprenticeship programs to keep people in work.

An innovative Rotorua-based training programme finding work in the hospitality sector for local people from disadvantaged backgrounds is to be expanded to Christchurch.

A service is being piloted to reduce the trauma experienced by sexual violence survivors going through the criminal justice system, says Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni.

A new online interactive game allowing small and medium business owners to learn about the services offered by the Ministry of Social Development, BNZ and Xero, has been launched today by Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni.

Minister of Social Development Carmel Sepuloni is pleased to announce a partnership between the Ministry of Social Development and Nelson manufacturing and construction company XLam.

The Minister for Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni, has announced the successful Children and Families Research Fund proposals and the launch of new funding round.

The Minister for Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni, has announced further help for the Gisborne District, as it recovers from significant flood damage.

Minister of Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni, celebrated the launch of a brand new face to Work and Income, including a newly introduced set of Client Commitments and an online Eligibility Guide.

Minister for Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni, and Minister for Maori Development, Nanaia Mahuta, have today met with senior leadership from Te Hiku o Te Ika Iwi and other Government Ministers to show their renewed commitment to the Te Hiku – Crown Social Accord.

Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni and Minister for Youth Peeni Henare are urging young New Zealanders to have a say on the issues that affect their health and wellbeing.

New Zealand’s new sexual harm helpline, Safe to talk He pai ki te kōrero is giving people the chance to seek free, anonymous and confidential support from one central place, says Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni.

Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni and Associate Minister Peeni Henare today got the Government’s engagement on data and social wellbeing underway with the first hui held with NGOs in Manukau.

Minister for Social Development, Hon Carmel Sepuloni, has today announced the formation of an expert advisory group to support the overhaul of the welfare system.

Investing in the future of our young people is a core commitment of the Coalition Government and Budget 2018 makes a substantial investment in the training and employment of rangatahi, say Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni and Defence Minister Ron Mark.

Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni has today announced the Government will restore more than $1.9 million of funding to the Growing Up in New Zealand study.

The Minister for Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni, has welcomed the Ministry of Social Development’s formation of a new set of ‘smart tools’ to ensure initiatives don’t breach clients’ privacy or human rights.

Social services dealing most directly with the harm caused by family violence will get much needed support as the Government boosts funding to front line agencies for the first time in ten years.

Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni is pleased the long-awaited rewrite of the Social Security Act 1964 will have its second reading in Parliament today.